Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ice cream for breakfast.

First of all this picture is adorable, but in reference to ice can be healthy enough to eat for breakfast!

My favorite ice cream substitute is extremely extremely simple... a frozen banana.
I am not joking... the texture and flavor are like eating vanilla ice cream to me

Now, you can also have a little more fun and make sorbet's with berries or a flavored "ice cream" by blending simply frozen berries with a touch of water. Or take frozen bananas and raw cacao, mesquite, or carob ( or all three! ) and blend it up with some almond milk or butter. You really can enjoy the taste and texture of ice cream while still being healthy, so EAT ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST! and share it with someone, because that's just sweet.

but don't forget that if you truly love ice cream and this just doesn't do it for you then GO FOR IT, just don't do it too often and make sure it has simple ingredients, or go with frozen yogurt.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Fluoride video + AWESOME art.

Just some extremely intense cartoons on fluoride...but seriously it is no bueno.

Watch this video on fluoride! What we think about fluoride is not true and it is actually now even being recognized as dangerous by the USDA as being dangerous for pregnant women and young children, so it's obviously not safe!

Emily Hearn is a junior at UGA, woooo GO DAWGS!, but I absolutely love her music and think she is so talented! check her music out at and also check out her new music video!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


You have to watch this fantastic video (at least the first six minutes) posted on Dr. Mercola's website if you are concerned with your health, the environment, and really, moral justice and the truth. People need to learn about what is going on in our food systems and how it affects us and our environment, so share this!

A huge company that creates these GM foods is Monsanto. I won't even get started on this company right now because I get quite worked up, but it is important to know that Obama has just hired multiple people from this company that is responsible for disrupting our food system as well as the exploitation of small farmers. Isn't it great to know that they will now basically be in charge of our food system? Quite the conflict of interest. Yay lobbying and 2009 alone they spent $71 billion. And here is the line up for where they will be working;

Michael Taylor, former Monsanto Vice President, is now the FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods. Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto-funded Danforth Plant Science Center, is now the director of the USDA National Institute of Food andAgriculture. Islam Siddiqui, Vice President of the Monsanto and Dupont-funded pesticide-promoting lobbying group, CropLife, is now the Agriculture Negotiator for the US Trade Representative. Rajiv Shah former agricultural-development director for the pro-biotech Gates Foundation (a frequent Monsanto partner), served as Obama's USDA Under-Secretary for Research Education and Economics and Chief Scientist and is now head of USAID. Elena Kagan, who, as President Obama's Solicitor General, took Monsanto's side against organic farmers in the Roundup Ready alfalfa case, is now on the Supreme Court. Ramona Romero, corporate counsel to DuPont, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as General Counsel for the USDA.

If you want more information on way that you can fight this, then go to my previous blog post, GM alfalfa...IMPORTANT.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

"You give me premature ventricular contractions," aka you make my heart skip a beat.

Thank you 'No Strings Attached' for this...I love it
I hope everyone enjoys this beautiful Valentines Day and spends time with loved ones. I think it is great that we have a holiday devoted to love because I think we all take it for granted on occasion. I also love that it is an excuse to eat chocolate! I ordered some raw chocolate from Gnosis Chocolate, which is delicious. These chocolates are full of love and amazing herbs and I consider it the best chocolate, with amazing intentions. Remember that chocolate has so many great nutrients in it, but in my opinion should mainly be for special occasions because it can be extremely taxing to your adrenals via caffeine(see article in previous post), but today... enjoy and indulge!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Excerpt from a blog post by Kevin Gianni:

"As you can see, the antioxidant thing has been blown out of proportion.

We need to look at coffee as a whole food, not as a source of antioxidants to determine if it’s good or not.

We need to know what it does collectively – regardless of its antioxidant content – when you drink it.

The most potent ingredient in coffee (thanks to reductionist science, LOL!) is caffeine.

This compound is a known stimulant.

Ingesting stimulants, like caffeine, cause an adrenal response in the body. This response increases cortisol which raises blood pressure and heart rate, as well as interferes with other hormone production in the body.

People with elevated cortisol levels produce less DHEA, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and other hormones that give the body balance at both physical and mental levels.

Excess cortisol can suppress the immune system as well.

So when you drink a cup of coffee, or two, or three…

Your heart rate and your blood pressure increase which puts stress and pressure on your cardiovascular system – in particular your capillaries.

Your adrenals become overtaxed and slow the production of sex and feel good hormones.

You start to store excess fat in the belly area (a symptom of excess cortisol) and your immune system starts to break down.

There are not the properties of a health promoting food.

Clearly, the whole package is much more potent and potentially dangerous than some minimal antioxidant protection."


HFCS...can't say it enough.

IT IS NO GOOD! Please just make simple switches in your pantries and kitchens to help your health.
buy organic
eat fresh veggies...cooked, steamed, raw, JUST EAT THEM
lower your consumption of meat, but mostly make sure it is good meat, from a good source
watch our for GMO's
It isn't hard to just change a few things that will not make you spend more time in the kitchen or change the way you must shop. By just being conscious about the ingredients in your food and what you are buying your health will improve so much and other people around you will start changing and then the food market will change. It really is incredible what we can do ourselves in our own homes to improve our lives, others lives, and the environment.

'High Fructose Corn syrupis known by different names such as Maize syrup, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, corn sugar etc. It is a high calorie sweetener used in processed foods such as ketchup, jams, bread, salad dressings, ice creams and even soft drinks. Corn syrup is made by an enzymatic process from the glucose syrup derived from corn.

Over consumption of Fructose can alter the intracellular metabolism and accelerate the aging process. Because it is metabolized by the liver, fructose causes imbalance in the insulin levels in the blood. Also fructose converts to fat more than any other sugar, leading to abnormal weight gain and obesity. It is also known to raise the serum triglycerides levels in the blood, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Keep the above mentioned “dangerous” ingredients in mind next time when you go grocery shopping. Avoiding these and other such unsafe preservatives and coloring agents can make a world of difference to your and your family’s health.'